I Stand Amazed in the Presence (Hymn)

I Stand Amazed in the Presence
Charles H. Gabriel (1905)

I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
A sinner, condemned, unclean.

Refrain
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

For me it was in the garden
He prayed: “Not My will, but Thine.”
He had no tears for His own griefs,
But sweat drops of blood for mine.

Refrain

In pity angels beheld Him,
And came from the world of light
To comfort Him in the sorrows
He bore for my soul that night.

Refrain

He took my sins and my sorrows,
He made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calvary,
And suffered and died alone.

Refrain

When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
’Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me.

Refrain

“I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene, and wonder how He could love me, a sinner condemned unclean.”  I think that is a pretty good assessment of what we will think when we see Jesus.  We will stand amazed and we will wonder how He could love us, sinners who are indeed condemned and unclean.  In fact, I stand amazed now and wonder now how He could love a vile sinner like myself.  As the Bible says, “We love Him because He first loved us.”  We should stand amazed at that fact every day.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben!!

    Quite a fitting song for us this morning 🙂

    I woke up with a thought on my heart this morning, and here you have confirmed how He truly loves us!

    When I contemplate how great our God is, and how blessed we are to be loved by the One who created everything, I cannot help but sing! “…And my song shall ever be:
    O how marvelous! O how wonderful! Is my Savior’s love for me!”

    Thank you very much!!

    Blessings,
    ann

    Reply

  2. “twill be my joy through the ages
    to sing of His love for me.” 🙂
    What a beautiful hymn, Ben! God bless you as you think of His great love for you today!

    Reply

  3. And from here our amazement shall only grow!

    Reply

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